Sakenan Temple

Sakenan Temple is located on Serangan Island, Serangan Village, South Denpasar. This temple or heaven was built by Mpu Kuturan or Mpu Rajakretha along with the construction of several other temples during the reign of the king of Sri Masula Masuli. In palm Usana Bali among others mentioned, Mpu Kuturan also called Mpu Rajakretha. He built a temple based on the concept he brought from Majapahit (East Java), applied in Bali entirely. Regarding Sri Masula Masuli’s crown in Bali can be known from the inscription Sading Village, Mengwi, Badung. The inscription is years Icaka 1172 or 1250 AD It is called, King Sri Masula Masuli became king in Bali since Icaka 1100 (1178 AD). This king ruled for 77 years. That is, he ended his reign around the year Icaka 1177 (1255 AD). When Danghyang Nirartha traveled around Bali to visit the holy places, he arrived at Serangan Island. Then, on the west coast of Serangan Island was built temple. There, Danghyang Nirartha can unite his mind directly. Regarding this event, in Dwijendra Tattwa, among others described as follows; ìÃ-after Danghyang Nirartha purified himself on the Mount of Payung, then he went on a journey along the sea coast is very beautiful and fascinating towards the north. The beach is quite beautiful with its whitewashing sand to give the enchanting beauty of nature, coupled with the herembus of wind and sea that can refresh the body.î Then mentioned again, ìIn this journey then he met two small islands namely Nusa Dwa. On this island Danghyang Nirartha again rested to let go of tired, and here he composed the poetry or kakawin Anjangsana Nirartha. Having finished recording and compiling everything related to this poem, Danghyang Nirartha again proceeded northward.î Not told how it was on the way, Danghyang Nirartha arrived on a small island of Attack. On the western coast of Serangan Island, Danghyang Nirartha rests while admiring the natural beauty surrounding it. In that place he felt and witnessed a harmonious blend of Serangan Island’s mainland with the sea surrounding it. Therefore, Danghyang Nirartha was determined and decided to stay and spend the night there for a few days. Finally, that’s where Danghyang Nirartha built a palinggih (sacred building) in Pura or Kahyangan Sakenan. Sakenan originated and the word meaning cakya can unite the mind. Pujawali or piodalan in Pura Sakenan falls on every 210 days, on Saturday Kliwon, wara Kuningan, coincides with the feast of Kuningan. While the crowd held on Sunday Umanis, wara Langkir. There are important things that at least must be considered by the ummah or pemedek who want to cultivate ngaturang devoted or merrily to Sakenan Temple. That said, it is still confusing to happen. Frequently, people perform prayers at Pura Dalem Sakenan (a temple on the western edge) and at Pura Susunan Agung (on the east of Dalem Sakenan), then go straight home. In the assembly or meeting nyodra piodalan Pura Sakenan already held, explained that the prayer is a package. That is, the pemedek should pray (1) to the Wadon Temple Temple ³ about 0.5 km to the east of Sakenan Temple), (2) to Pura Agung, and (3) to Pura Dalem Sakenan ó on the westernmost shore on the shore Padmasana. In his literary studies, this sequence can be traced from the words of Wadon’s Structure Temple, the Grand Arrangement, and Pura Dalem Sakenan. There is a sense of Purusa, Pradhana and the Supreme Order is Lingga, Yoni and the Great Arrangement is the place of unification between Purusa and Pradana ó unity of the self with the maharoh as the origin of every living being. This understanding is found Mpu Kuturan so gave birth to Sununan Temple Lanang and Wadon Structure. Also with the presence of Dang Hyang Nirartha, also happened the same thing. Thus, as a tribute to him, then made pelinggih Pura Dalem Sakenan which is a union between Shiva and Buddha.


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